Illinois Housing Leaders Conference

Illinois Housing Leaders Conference

More than 225 Illinois REALTORS® attended the Illinois Association of REALTORS® Housing Leaders Conference in Springfield Monday that included special guests Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

In a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from rentals to distressed properties to the changing face of move-up buyers, a panel of four Illinois REALTORS® from different areas of the state shared some of the trends and issues they're seeing in the their markets during the Illinois Housing Leaders Conference in Springfield April 15, 2013. Read more | Panel members

A panel of housing regulators and officials discussed some of the issues facing the real estate market, but also pointed to state financing and consumer programs aimed at getting more people in homes of their own. Read more | Panel members


Quinn and Madigan talk housing at REALTORS® event


The Who, What and Where of the New Housing Economy

  • REALTOR® Grigory Pekarsky, Vesta Preferred Realty, Chicago - Urban Area Focus

  • REALTOR® Cedrick Hunter, Hunter’s Realty, Oak Park - Inner Chicago Ring Suburb

  • REALTOR® Rob Schaid, RE/MAX Plaza, McHenry - Outer Chicago Ring Suburb

  • REALTOR® Bob Huber, Coldwell Banker Today’s REALTORS®, Peru - Rural Area Focus


Housing Regulatory Issues and Opportunities

  • Mary Kenney, Executive Director, Illinois Housing Development Authority | Presentation (pdf)

  • Eric Schambow, Senior Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

  • Manuel Flores, Acting Secretary, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

  • Deborah Hagan, Chief of the Consumer Protection Division, Illinois Attorney General’s Office


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